Thursday, 25 June 2009

In Passing

More balls than the American government


Football’s world governing body FIFA wrote to the Iranian football federation on Wednesday to ask for answers over alleged punishments meted out to several of their players for wearing wristbands reflecting their support for opposition presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi.

Six of them wore the green wristbands during the 2010 World Cup qualifier 1-1 draw with South Korea last week, including two of their icons Ali Karimi and skipper Mehdi Mahdavikia.

It has been reported, largely by English television station Channel Four News on Tuesday and the left-leaning Guardian newspaper on Wednesday [link added - o.g.] that [the players] had been told they would never play for their country again because of their stance.

HT:  Story and title, “Alice H” @ ++undead

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